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How strong is Techni-2000?
Techni-2000 joints were evaluated as permanent corrosive resistant and stronger than joints made with other brazes. Techni-2000 is very hard – much harder than aluminium, thus it makes a great hardfacing material (Few other products can be used to hardface aluminium).
How long can you store Techni-2000?
Techni-2000 has an extremely long shelf life – that’s the good thing about it! You can keep it anywhere. The biggest problem is forgetting where you’ve put it! We suggest hanging it in the bag somewhere in your shed or workshop.
What is Techni-2000 made of?
Techni-2000 is an alloy of zinc, aluminium and copper. It has been successfully used in Australia and overseas for many years.
What materials can I use with Techni-2000?
Aluminium, zinc, its alloys, zinc based materials and alloys, copper, galvanised steel, zincalume and some magnesium based alloys – basically on most non-ferrous metals.
Can Techni-2000 be used to join dissimilar materials?
Yes. Many of the non-ferrous variety – copper and aluminium, galvanised steel to aluminium or copper, zincalume to aluminium or copper.
Should I use a normal steel wire brush to prepare the surface to be repaired?
No. A stainless steel wire brush, clean brass wire brush or aluminium oxide paper is best. Aluminium continually oxidises so the stainless steel brushing will help prevent this. Steel contains carbon which will contaminate the aluminium surface and affect the bonding process of the Techni-2000 rod and the material to be repaired.